Regimental number7515
Place of birthRolla, Missouri, USA
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKellerberrin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter John Packard, Trimby, St Mary's nr Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Enlistment date31 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1917
Place of enlistmentNortham, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Discharge date11 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917, and marched in to No 3 Training Bn, Durrington.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1918; joined 11th Bn, in the field, 22 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 1 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 11th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 12, 3 April 1918, and admitted to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne; transferred to England, 11 April 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Monyhall, Birmingham; discharged on furlough, 15 April 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 April 1918.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, 29 April 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 8 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 August 1918; rejoined 11th Bn, in the field, 13 August 1918.

Detached for duty with 1st Australian Motor Transport Company, 9 January 1919; rejoined Bn from detachment, 17 January 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 March 1919.

Married Mabel Alice JUBY, All Saints' Church of England, Framlingham, Suffolk, 22 March 1919.

Leave extended, 30 March-30 June 1919, with pay and subsistence: Non-Military Employment: farming, attending H.W. Packley, Shotley, Ipswich.

Granted pre-embarkation leave until 18 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahana', 25 September 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 3 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 11 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PACKARD John